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Groves Incorporated Names New President

Kris Thune has rejoined the company as president.

Groves Incorporated, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of material handling and storage solutions for the glass and stone markets, announced that Kris Thune has rejoined the company as president. The Groves board of directors unanimously voted to appoint Ms. Thune to oversee operations for all products including Groves’ iconic Transportation Racks, Shop Carts, Fabrication Tables and Storage Systems.

“Kris is the right leader for Groves,” said Ben Ritthaler, co-owner. “Her extensive knowledge of our business and our partners will help Groves strengthen distributor relationships, develop strategic alliances and expand our product line. We believe her strong leadership experience will propel the Groves brand and maintain industry excellence.”

Ms. Thune stated, “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue the family legacy and lead the company into the future.” Ms. Thune went on to say, “Our founder Hank Groves was an industry pioneer with numerous patents to his credit. He set forth our commitment to ensure the highest manufacturing and quality standards to deliver innovative and superior products at competitive prices.”

Kris Thune has been involved with Groves for over 30 years serving as Vice President of Operations before her departure. She helped to establish what is now one of the most legendary brands serving the glass and stone markets and has remained a strategic advisor to the closely held family company.

About Groves Incorporated
Groves Incorporated has been a pioneer and industry leader in the glass and stone markets for more than 40 years. Located in Woodstock, Illinois, Groves Incorporated is committed to providing the highest quality transportation and storage products through our strong distribution network both domestically and abroad. For more information about our products, please visit us at:

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